Trying to start kmail on a 12.04.2 install

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Jul 12 04:42:27 UTC 2013

Gene Heskett wrote:
> Can anyone tell me what it means when kmail bails out at startup, with
> a message in a box saying that it "Cannot create (mutter, I should
> have written it down)id:2" ?  quotes mine.   ISTR the missing word
> was resource.

I think I have seen the same or a similar problem after the upgrade to 
12.04, but that was six months ago and I don't remember the solution. 
IIRC it was something related to akonadi.

What happens if you logout and login again? Can't you get the same error 
message again? Usually you can find a solution if you google the exact 
wording of the error message.

Other than that, you could stop akonadi with the command

akonadictl stop

and then remove the kmail2 configuration file 
"~/.kde/share/config/kmail2rc" and the akonadi configuration files 
"~/.kde/share/config/akonadi*". Then you can hopefully start kmail2 with 
a fresh configuration.


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